|La Patrie||Self Catering||Flexible||1||5||1||3 Double beds in Loft bedroom|
La Patrie, is completely for your own use and is located between the major cities of Tours and Le Mans and is 6 km away from the small town of Chateau du Loir. A few kilometres from this picturesque town lies the small village of Flee. And just outside this village, on the edge of the woods and behind a farmer’s field, our old holiday house ' La Patrie ' is located; The ideal place for a truly relaxing holiday.
The house can be reached by a rural road that passes the house and becomes a hiking trail. The house was built in the 19th century and fully renovated in the original old style (wooden beams, old floor tiles). The furnishings are mostly from local Emmaus shops. The house used to be both the very small living quarters of a farmer's family and the stable where cows and horses were kept. Years ago, the stable and living quarters were combined into 1 house with 3 rooms downstairs: a kitchen with a shower and toilet, a dining room with fireplace, and the living room. On the first floor we have a big cosy sleeping loft with 3 double beds - this is in the process of being split into 2 bedrooms.
Other things to note:
The house has a spacious garden where flower and fruit plants flourish. If sitting in the garden and reading a book is not for you and you would like to get your hands dirty? Do not feel inhibited! There is always something to do in the garden. In the stable you can find a lawn mower, weed cutters and gardening gloves. In other words, do what you like and what makes you feel relaxed.
Kitchen fully fitted and equipped with electrical cooker, oven and coffee-machine. There is enough cutlery for six.
The dining seats six persons with big wooden table and a fire place.
A comfy sofa, sofa-bed, woodburner and lots of dutch books to read.
On the first floor we have a big cosy sleeping loft with 3 double beds. This is in the process of being split into 2 bedrooms.
One bathroom with a shower and separate toilet.
Woodburner and gas heaters.
Books, games, relaxing, cookbooks, etc.
Table, chairs, tennis table, inflatable swimming pool for the kids, bbq.
Free parking in front of the cottage grounds. In the cottage grounds is also possible.
Not suitable for wheelchair users or restricted mobility if stairs are a problem.
Two adult bikes are available, as are maps and information on the local cycle routes.
La Patrie is run by a two sisters Josephine and Xenia who just love the peace and tranquility of rural France. We escape here as often as possible with our families.
|Year property purchased||2012|
|Why this location?||It is just a seven hours drive from our home to be in the countryside of France. It is so beautiful and peaceful out here.|
|Unique benefits of property||This is a peaceful and tranquil place to stay. If you wish to relax, or explore lots of attractions, there are places to visit on the doorstep.|
Pass by the Tourist Office in Chateau du Loire to get a list of all the brocante markets.
They have a great selection of cheese,
Lovely plate du jour at 2 km from the house
2 Rue du Dinan, 72500 Thoiré-sur-Dinan, Frankrijk
LA Patrie is an amazing place, incredibly relaxing in an beautiful rural setting. My wife and I spent every evening sitting under the Fig tree in the garden, glass in hand, watching the little lizards sunbathe on the walls of the house whilst we waited for the deer to appear in the field across the lane. The house has a very warm, welcoming atmosphere although it has to be said the decor is at present very dated although that simply adds to its appeal. The location is glorious but you will definitely have to drive to shop etc. The nearest town locally is Chateau due Loire, about 10 minutes drive away. A lovely town with all the necessary shops plus a brilliant market on Saturday morning. There is no TV or internet at LA Patrie, it was great to be able to talk to each other rather than have our heads buried in 'phones, iPads etc.
We absolutely loved our time at LA Patrie. If you absolutely must have designer kitchens and marble bathrooms, perhaps this isn't the gite for you. If you want a charming, rustic cottage in the most peaceful, relaxing environment you could imagine, book here now. We will be having exactly the same week next year!!!